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1 Month Hoof Update

 It's been exactly 1 month since I started Sierra on a supplement to improve her feet. She used to have outstanding feet for a TB, but over time they degraded. Last summer, she had an abscess blow out on her coronet band and it's been growing out and beginning to crack out. It's to be expected, but I wanted to get her back on something to improve her overall hoof quality anyway. A friend highly recommended Farriers Choice so I started her on that while I researched other products. I'll be switching to Biotin from Mad Barn when I get lower on the Farriers Choice because it's more economical, but regardless myself and my farrier were really impressed with the results that it yielded in just 1 month.

The first two images were from back when I first started her on the supplement.

and this was after a few weeks

and this is now!

Her hoof is growing very fast, while all my other horses (who aren't on the supplement) are barely growing (typical for Winter), and at her next farrier appointment (April) I will be putting my front shoes on her as per usual for spring - fall outdoor riding, that will hopefully help it along even more.  Overall, it's making great progress in a short amount of time, and I'm pretty happy with how things are coming along!


  1. I've always wondered about farriers formula. Irish has really crappy feet, I'm not thinking a supplement might be worth a try.

    1. Totally! I know people who have used the brand Farriers Formula but it's SO expensive. The stuff I tried is called 'Farriers Choice' and it had a far smaller feeding rate and was much more economical. I got the smaller tub, and I think it was around $50 CAD.


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